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The French Gourmet

#353 of 3,875 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Pacific Beach
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960 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109-1141 (Cass Street)
+1 858-488-1725
08:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped here on our way to our cousins to a family BBQ. Wanted an assortment of French pastries. Very reasonable prices for the kind of pastries they sell. We ordered one of everything and had them split it all in half or thirds. The Tiramisu was voted the one thing we'd have with our last meal on earth. But to... More 

Thank phyllisweb1
thefrenchgourmet, Manager at The French Gourmet, responded to this review

What a heartwarming review, phyllisweb1! Thank you so much! We are so pleased everyone loved the pastries, and voted our Tiramisu the best and worthy of a last meal on earth. Love it! We look forward to having you back really soon! More 

Vancouver, Washington
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172 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small locals' restaurant and bakery which prepares and serves some of the finest, tastiest French food I have had. The dishes are prepared with love-- succulent and tender. We had petit lamb chops and rabbit, both of which were fork tender. We began with a charcuterie plate with a nice combination of deli meats and tasty condiments.... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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138 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The three-course meal was wonderful. The mussels and French onion soup were great starters and the two salmon dishes were fabulous! Everything was cooked to perfection. You will not be disappointed !

Thank marytspecs
thefrenchgourmet, Manager at The French Gourmet, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Please stop by again the next time you're in town! More 

Aurora, Ohio
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632 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Four of us had dinner. The 3 course, fixed price menu is a great value. Two of us had the mussels to start, one the escargot and one the Pate sampler. For entrees, we had; rack of lamb, fish of the day, short ribs and the duck confit.everything was just great. There were four desert choices. They too, were great!... More 

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thefrenchgourmet, Manager at The French Gourmet, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! More 

Toronto, Canada
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415 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This s a fav of our friends and understandably so. The food is very very good and the Ambiance even on a rainy night in California is cosy. We all do the reasonable 3 course prix fixat $27. Some at the table have delicious muscles, but I opt for the pear, arugula blue cheese salad( add $3.00). It is perfect,... More 

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thefrenchgourmet, Manager at The French Gourmet, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We are so happy to have been part of a lovely time with your friends. More 

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86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Not bad but not perfect. But wonderful atmosphere and a good selection and still recommend the place.

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San Diego, California
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305 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

For a taste of France, go the yellow and blue French Gourmet on Turquiose St. Prior to lunch our French friends shopped at the bakery counter that featured many Xmas delights including meringue snowmen and enormous ginger bread houses. In addition to the cosy cafe you can also shop for wine and French delicacies in their deli. Or you can... More 

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Griswold, Connecticut
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147 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is a small restaurant and a bakery. The food here is excellent and varied. There was something for everyone. For appetizers there are salads, escargot, a charcuterie plate, pate sampler. For the main course:Chicken, fish, rabbit, duck, lamb, scallops, butternut squash ravioli and ratatoullie. Desserts: Creme brulle, crepes, or choose something from the bakery. There is a wonderful wine... More 

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thefrenchgourmet, Manager at The French Gourmet, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, cjyap! We certainly appreciate it and hope to have you back on your next trip to San Diego. Happy Holidays! More 

San Diego, California
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125 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

I recently reviewed the French Gourmet indicating some displeasure with a member of staff. Awhile later I was surprised to receive a reply from their catering manager apologizing for the treatment I received. She was kind enough to extend a gift card as a way of saying "we're sorry". I used the card to order three of the Individual turkey... More 

Thank nellie0212
thefrenchgourmet, Manager at The French Gourmet, responded to this review

We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your Thanksgiving dinner! And we're even happier we won you back :-) Sending our best wishes for a wonderful holiday season! More 

La Jolla, CA
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We ordered our complete catered Thanksgiving dinner from French Gourmet, based on the reviews we read on this site. What an incredible disappointment. We will never order from or patronize the French Gourmet again. We paid more than $300 for a complete turkey dinner for 12. We paid in full and were given a pickup time. Based on that time,... More 

Thank LaJollaJoe
thefrenchgourmet, Manager at The French Gourmet, responded to this review

Hi LaJollaJoe, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We're sincerely sorry for your less-than-stellar experience with us on Thanksgiving. I assure you all of our food was cooked fresh for pick up on Thanksgiving day. We clearly missed the mark with you, and we regret that. We're disappointed to have lost you as a customer and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 960 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109-1141
    (Cass Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-488-1725
The French Gourmet is a casual French restaurant and bakery located in Pacific Beach, famous for serving quality food in a relaxed atmosphere. It is also a showcase for our full-service catering, which many consider to be the city's finest. Our talents include simple box lunches, picnic baskets, company picnics, breakfast meetings, corporate luncheons, holiday parties, dinner parties, garden parties, wedding receptions and other elaborate special events.

Our Parties Made Easy menu will help you create an impromptu get-together with friends and family members.

Our Bakery offers delicious fresh breads, croissants, traditional French pastries, espresso drinks, pates, quiches, imported cheeses, wines, and gourmet groceries for you to take home and enjoy. We also offer one-of-a-kind wedding and special occasion cakes.

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